By Debbie Gregory.
In return for the service and sacrifices they have made for our country, the American Freedom Foundation (AFF) works tirelessly to better the lives of our veterans, service members and their families. AFF serves and supports them by creating awareness and building support for their service, sacrifice and needs through partnerships with military focused organizations.
In just over ten years, the American Freedom Foundation has made grants of approximately $1.2 million to more than 30 military organizations. The non-profit has awarded over 755 full and partial scholarships to military spouses and their dependents, in 47 states and nine countries, valued in excess of $11 million.
Additionally, through Warriors To The Workforce, the AFF national veterans employment initiative program, thousands of veterans have been connected to hundreds of participating companies for civilian employment opportunities. “Our veterans and their families need help finding jobs,” said American Freedom Foundation Co-Founder SMA Jack Tilley (retired). “They have given so much to our country, providing opportunities for employment is one way we can give something back to them.”
On May 23rd, AFF is presenting the 6th American Freedom Festival Concert in San Diego, CA. This year, the event stars 5-time GRAMMY award winner and country music icon, Wynonna, and her band, The Big Noise. The concert, held annually aboard the historic USS MIDWAY MUSEUM, will benefit San Diego Armed Service YMCA, Wounded Warrior Support Network, ReBoot Workshops, Nice Guys Victory Fund and Support the Enlisted Project.
Over the past five years, American Freedom Festival San Diego has raised approximately $150,000 for local San Diego military charitable organizations. But just as important, the festival has brought great awareness to the service, sacrifice and needs of our veterans, military service members and their families.Click here for ticket information.
Military Connection is proud to join forces with this outstanding non-profit. To learn more about the American Freedom Foundation and how you can support veterans, please visit them online at www.americanfreedomfoundation.org.
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Military Connection: Benefit Concert for Those Who Serve: By Debbie Gregory